VSS Racing Page

The Venice Sailing Squadron is an active racing club. We a member of the Sarasota Bay Yachting Association.  The official racing season is from September to May. During the season the VSS sponsors buoy and  distance races as well as a series of regattas in  conjunction with the VYC, off the coast of Venice and Nokomis in the Gulf of Mexico.

VSS NOTICE OF SERIES

The VSS NOS for the 2016 - 2017 season is publicly available in PDF format

VSS Courses and Buoys

The VSS organizes races around five buoys off shore from the the Venice Inlet in the Gulf of Mexico.

Image of the VSS Gulf race course and buoy placements.

Next VSS RACE

Pay The Seasonal Racing Fee

Standings

VSS Current Standings     Fall 2016

VSS Course.JPG

NEXT SBYA SAILBOAT RACING EVENT

 

SBYA 2016 -2017 Full race Calendar

The SBYA maintains an active sailing regatta schedule hosted by it's member's yacht clubs. The VSS as an active participant in and host of a number of regattas. This year's SBYA's schedule is the following ...

Sailing Instructions

Please visit the VSS Race page for materials and sailing instructions if you are planning to sail in a VSS race. Registration forms, and meeting times will be posted ahead of each race.

Questions can be addressed to racing@venicesailingsquadron.org

VSS 2016 - 2017 Full Race Calendar

PHRF

Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) is a handicapping system used for yacht racing in North America. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against each other.

VSS and SBYA phrf rating information.

CONDITIONS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

From the NOAA station on the Venice Pier ...

Greeen Flash Sailing Links

The sailing Instructions  

The Start Times Matrices  

Current Standings               

News Blog                         
Course buoy positions and course vectors
Starting times for boats with PHRF ratings between 51 and 300
Some ratings and starting times for boats that have sailed with VSS or Green Flash
Safety Requirements
The Racing Rules of Sailing & The Equipment Rules of Sailing
A printable Protest Form